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Here is a little more about me and our clinic. Enjoy!
What I do…
I love the eye and my patients! I provide comprehensive eye examinations for adults. I am an opthalmologist, which means I diagnose and treat medical diseases and disorders of the eye, as well as perform surgery on the eyelids and front part of the eye. I specialize in small-incision cataract surgery. My goal is to give personalized care to every patient.
I grew up in Libertyville, IL and graduated from Libertyville High School. From there, I followed our family tradition (my 2 older sisters) and ran cross country and track at Purdue University. I received a bachelor’s degree with highest distinction, and decided medicine was my primary interest. Four years later, I got my MD degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine here in Chicago. Following graduation I completed my internship at St Joseph Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, in general Medicine and Surgery. I then specialized, completing my residency in ophthalmology at the Loyola University Medical Center and Hines Veterans Administration Hospital. I was Chief Resident from 2007-2008.
I have been in private practice since 2008. I perform over two hundred surgeries annually. I perform surgery for cataract, glaucoma (minimally invasive), pterygium, and the eyelid. I do eye lasers for after-cataracts and diabetes, but this time I do not perform LASIK. Instead, I have a working partnership with the Kraff Eye Institute in downtown Chicago. Dr. Kraff performs the procedure, and I do the medical pre- and post-operative care. It’s a great partnership for everyone, especially patients who get expert surgery and nearby follow-up care. I am currently on staff at Advocate Condell Hospital.
Accreditation & Affiliations
I am certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. I am a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives.
I play guitar and enjoy drawing and eating sushi (not at the same time). I love snorkeling and hiking on vacation, and have travelled to every continent except Antarctica. I love cats and have 2 hairless sphynxes. My spare time is spent mostly with family, and I am fortunate enough to have my entire family in the northern suburbs.
Thanks for reading! Hope to see you soon.